Rosa Maria de la Torre, program coordinator of the Chelsea Housing Group at Hudson Guild in New York City since 1998, received the Dororthy Epstein Community Service Award at a Hudson Guild dinner on Dec. 6. In addition to working on many local tenant initiatives, this community activist is a founding organizer of Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services — along with Johnnie Stevens pictured wearing glasses — which mobilized to stop the threatened closure of a Chelsea post office. De la Torre (holding plaque) with her son, Pablo (second row right), and activist friends.
Community award to Rosa Maria de la Torre
By Sue Davis on December 16, 2012